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journal report," the state of america's waistline and how it weighs down our economy. >> america has gained more weight than any other country in the world, and we estimate it will cost $1 trillion. >> my exclusive and wide ranging conversation with philanthropist michael millken. and advice for paying down debt and what you need to know about the upcoming changes to credit card laws. it's important consumer news and as we take a break, take a look at how the stock market ended the week. >>> michael milken is a legendary financier who began his career on wall street in the 1970s. now the chairman of the milken institute, i spoke with michael milken recently in a rare interview. we talked about health care, the credit markets and the state of the u.s. economy. i want to ask you first, broadly speaking, what your thoughts are on the economy. you speak to a lot of business people at the milken institute. what are you hearing in terms of the economic recovery today? >> i think it's slow. job creation is small in medium business, as it always is. and they are hesitant right now to invest
for $10 million ahead of what it called america's birth certificate. the math that gave america its name. that $10 million was the most the library had ever spent on anything. it was also almost $2 million more than had recently been paid for an original copy of the declaration of independence, and that kind of caught my attention. i never heard of the map or had seen the map but the library seemed to think it was the most valuable piece and the market even seemed to think it was more than an original copy of the declaration of independence. so, i wanted to find out more and at this point i was thinking maybe i would do an article, short piece for the alana tech. so i did some research and got the basics of the story pretty quickly. early in the 1500's in the eastern part of france in the mountains there was a small group of scholars among them the mapmaker martin and he had come across letters and at least one early sailors chart showing the coastlines of the new world and they decided that what they were reading about and see on the charts was not a part of asia as most people had assu
of america. >> yes, indeed. fundamentally transforming america. both republicans and democratic voters heard it now and snapped out of their slumber. if there is one thing that all americans from all political persuasions we can unite on is i don't really want to live in france. i think even michael moore agrees with that one. although, michael moore i think just doesn't want to us be like france because he thinks cuba would be better. but we all don't want to be like france. it's an insult for the people of massachusetts to react with shock because they put thought in their vote. maybe, maybe the reason why they are voting the way they are or seeming to be considering it is because they discovering who the candidates really are. last week when a journalist was pushed to the ground trying to ask her a question, whether or not it was on purpose, who knows. but coakley's response was telling. she claimed, "i'm not sure what happened. i know something occurred but i'm not privy to all of the facts." that is weird. bullying the press, we got that one done. she wasn't sure. she knew enough fax to
>>> on "america this morning," breaking news. >>> firefight in kabul, deadly violence involving the taliban and afghan troops. >>> drama in haiti. more survivors pulled from the earthquake debris. who rescued them. >>> and the dollars to earthquake reliever. >> it's monday, january 18th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin with breaking news in afghanistan where the taliban has launched a major attack in the heart of kabul. >> gun battles erupt between security forces this morning. lama hasan has this report from kabul. >> reporter: good morning, eric and vinita. it was a well-coordinated and brazen attack in kabul. the taliban has sent some 20 fighters to target the ministry of finance and justice as well as the serena hotel. the serena hotel is popular among foreigners, some of the visiting politicians also tend to stay there. now, small gunfire erupted and at least four explosions. in fact, you can see over my shoulder a pume of smoke. now, this comes at a critical point. u.s. spec
of the earthquake victims. the president writes, quote, in times of tragedy the united states of america steps forward and helps. that is who we are. that is what we do. for decades, america's leadership has been founded in part on the fact we do not use our power to subjugate others. we use it to lift them up. at no time is that more true. if you are looking for a way to help, here are a couple ways to do it. and for a list of other organizations, help in haiti, log helphaiti.msnbc.com. >>> this afternoon president obama will commemorate martin luther king day by hosting a small group of african-american senior citizens and their grandchildren to talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement. this morning attorney general eric holder marked this day by volunteering with the youth services opportunities project. mr. holder and other volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring concer
, i'm even prouder. when the earthquake struck america went to haiti. as for our critics, they can go to hell. oh, and welcome to our show.: (applause). tonight, in a cable exclusive that heroes of u.s. air flight 1549, captain sully and co-pilot jeff skyles reflect on the one year anniversary of the miracle on the hudson and one of america's beloved tv personalities, bob barker shares memories of his legendary career and we are going to be joined by a man of many talents. fox news anchor kelly wright, he's here to share his inspire life story and he'll be performing with the little rockers. you'll wonder if he's wasting his time on the news desk, he ought to be on the road with us. if you'd like to help the victims. earthquake in haiti. the u.s. department of state suggests texting 90999, donates $10 to help with red cross relief efforts and go directly to the website at red cross.org and give much more than $10 and i hope you will. right now we'll go to fox news's own bill hemmer in haiti with the latest of what's happening, bill. >> good morning, we found the park today in the midd
remembers the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king today. what would he say about race in america today? you're watching msnbc. [ male announcer ] if you've had a heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death, by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. [ female announcer ] people with stomach ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines, including aspirin, may increase bleeding risk, so tell your doctor when planning surgery. certain genetic factors and some medicines, such as prilosec, may affect how plavix works. tell your doctor all the medicines you take, including aspirin, especially if you've had a s
america such night took to the british the whole story, laid it all out for them, lock stock and barrel but by 1989 gorbachev's harbor was beginning to raise. fewer call, president george w. bush met with gorbachev in december, a few months after the defect or on ships at that summit there was no mention of biological weapons at all. to one of the reasons was of course that bush was afraid to bring it up. it will blow up everything else to do was working on, the unification of germany within nato, strategic arms control and gorbachev didn't want to bring it up because of all she knew about the defector. he also realized that talk about biological weapons program on his watch would cause the world to us and questions about new thinking. so there was a little bit of a conspiracy of silence, but the soviet leadership worried terribly about how to respond if they got asked questions. and this continued to envelop or bischoff and bringing in his top advisers including foreign minister and the numerous meetings in the spring about how to respond and they finally decided to forgive any questio
money. their traditional organizes, the red cross, the bush/clinton fund. in the appeal to america's generosity and compassion we will respond but i urge viewers to pay close attention to whom you send your check or who whom you give your credit card number. the second challenge i think is not unlike those we've seen in other natural events, this magnitude. this is a poor -- this is the most impoverished country in the western hemisphere. very little infrastructure to start w very little pipeline, inadequate roads and given the magnitude of the devastation we shouldn't be surprised initially there are problems with distributing the aid that we know they denied to desperately. >>> they'll work it through. >> neil: we do. but are you saying the better part of valor might be to avoid haitian government authority and find either respectable international relief agencies to do that? >> yeah, at the outset americans would be -- i would advise americans to contribute to those entities they know of and perhaps had supported in the past, direct their aid in that fashion. the longer term que
capital, as we were sleeping here in america last night. what does that say about our enemies, and our allies in kabul. what is the level of control of the capital city in that country. jim miklaszewski live with a report. >>> signs that the late-night mess on nbc may be coming to a conclusion. are we now just days away from conan o'brien's final show on nbc. >>> plus, some stories we found while we were supposed to be working. we're back after the break. accord ex. and camry le. every year, they battle it out in the fuel efficiency rankings. seems like a lot of work to play catch up. the award winning chevy malibu. offering 33 miles per gallon highway. may the best car win. fancy feast appetizers. [dinner bell chimes] high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon in a delicate broth, without by-products or fillers. fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspiriregimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ta to your doctor, and take
. you can have working-class in america can wear blue jeans. . . when i wanted to show that everything sort of loosened up, but some countries don't like that anymo idea of 1968 but ther is much more vivid. it is a stirring picture of 1968 and and and sort of lord of all -- were a little. again in high school the tension with the beach boys are. so i was like traveling with the beach boys from -- i was traveling around the czech republic with the beach boys and tt didn' consequence. there was some other contract people would beat up people but i needed that sort of catharsis in the story and this is the most telling place in prague and in the book because this shows how silly the whole system became because when john lennon was shot in 1980 young people painted the walls which is in the beautiful part of prague and then somehow the government decided this is out of control the people cannot just paid whatever they want and this was artistic. it wasn't like i would say graffiti or it was somehow bad days and the police troops and painted the whole thing and then it started this game and
that continues. >> even after the worst recession in generations life in america is not even close to being as brutal as it was back then for so many. that's the legacy of dr. king and his movement. that's our inheritance. >> that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." how close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:08. 39 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the financial news in the "bloomberg business report." >> also ahead, the man convicted of shooting pope john paul ii may be out of prison this morning but he may not be free to go wherever he pleases. >> and a tragedy in an alabama motel claims the lives of four college co-eds. details next. >> and i'm tony pann. the weather is pretty quiet compared to yet yesterday, but there is another storm on the horizon. >> route 91 is still blocked and creating problems for motorists. we'll let you know how to get around it coming >> welcome back. about 6:11. 41 degrees. things are pretty quiet this morning. we had a storm go through yesterday with a lot of rain. the tem
anything on wall street. he's really the kind of guy that wants to stick it to the wage earners of america. where is the middle class in this entire cycle? compare it to the guy that held the seat for us so many years, ted kennedy. >> how much more do we have to give to the private sector and to business? how many billion dollars more are you asking, are you requiring? when does the greed stop? >> you know what this is about? this is about loyalty to change. and i find it so interesting that all of the polls out there and everybody out there says coakley is going to lose. wait a second. grab the moment, liberals. grab the moment, democrats. you mean to tell me that the conservatives, they were loyal enough to give george w. bush a second term but were not loyal enough to give barack obama is second year with the majority? massachusetts, that means you just saw who represented you for 46 years. do you really want his successor to be a dick cheney disciple? part of the problem for the democrats is feeding strong candidates with this turnover as far as age is concerned. you've got a long time
to the family are fitting in fine and love america. >> it's cool. and water that you need, you have. you can have. >> reporter: the family started the adoption process four years ago and after the earthquake they lost all hope of getting their children home from haiti. >> i had given up. i didn't understand it but i thought it's not going to happen now. >> reporter: but they've beaten the odds and now all four children at their home in holton, kansas, enjoying their new clothes, american food and even a new guitar. >> reporter: a family friend was a missionary at the orphanage in haiti. she was by the children's side the entire time after the horrific earthquake. >> the whole first night nobody slept, just sang all night long. they sang their songs in creole just praying to god for mercy and to protect them. even the little girl and the little boy, were just like this all night, just singing and praying. >> reporter: blondie, the oldest of the four, says people in america are nice and he hopes they will reach out to his home country in this crucial time of need. >> they are loving people. i
of the communications workers of america and what the federal government's role should be an expanding communication in the communication that is on c-span 2. now president barack obama on the legacy of martin luther king jr. he commemorated the birthday of the late civil rights leader yesterday. president barack obama spoke at the historic thurmont avenue baptist church in the nation's capital where dr. king once preached. his remarks are about half an hour. [applause] >> good morning. praise be to god. let me begin by thanking the entire of vermont avenue baptist church family for welcoming our family here today. it feels like a family. thank you for making us feel that way. [applause] to pastor wheeler, first lady wheeler, thank you for welcoming us today. congratulations to jordan denice aka cornelius. [laughter] michelle and i have been blessed with a new nephew this year. austin lucas robinson. maybe at the appropriate time we can make introductions. [laughter] if jordan's father is like me, that will be about 30 years. [laughter] that is a great blessing. michelle and melia and sasha and i ar
across america and there are plenty of opportunities around washington today. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live from the mlk memorial with more. >> good morning. last year on martin luther king junior day, then president elect barack obama was on the verge of becoming the first african-american president but he is hoping this will be a break from partisan politics and a return to his promise of hope and change. >> i have a dream that one day -- >> martin luther king shared his dream with a racially- divided nation but on the eve of martin luther king day, the first african-american shared his hope with the country. >> there was a hope that the world would be better as i shared that oath. of course as we meet a year later, we know the promise of that moment has not yet been fulfillly fulfilled. >> reporter: he is asking americans to put politic aside an put service first for the national day of service. 10,000 service projects are scheduled across the country. 200 here in the district. many of which will help the victims in haiti. >> as we prepare to give bac
to the people of haiti and the world. in these difficult hours america stands unighted with the people of haiti, who have shown such resilience and we'll help them to recover and to rebuild. >> after their meeting with president obama the two former presidents agreed to "meet the press" in a joint interview about haiti and only haiti. >> let me start asking you president bush what is your biggest concern right now? >> my biggest concern is the haitian people have security, water and food. >> those are big. >> they are. the president briefed us about military efforts to get food and water to the people and surging a lot of material, it's going to take a little time to get it there. but i came away confident it's going to happen. >> president clinton, the basics are so important. >> this is about water, food, medical supplies and care, and shelter. secure shelter. i have protection concerns but we were just told in the briefing that 40% of the haitian police force has signed back in, volunteered. a lot of them don't have weapons or uniforms but the american military is working closely with the u.
basically through the internet. one of the representatives of the organization and america got the news directly from -- >> the orphanage director. >> sent us an e-mail and i guess we got it through facebook. >> it's incredible the technology you've been able to get this information. lisa, where do you go from here. you have to feel helpless. when you look at this video, these beautiful children you wan to give a better life to and it's a process. >> we don't know. there's a lot of rumors about the american government being able to get at least some of the children in the process of getting adopted back into the united states but we have not heard any confirmation of this. >> how long have you been going through the process to get them here? >> for eriksson it's been over a year and a half. thurlene is new. >> about six months. >> have you heard from local members of congress maybe in new york or other places trying to offer their assistance to you? >> well, actually we were contacted by spot stringer to lend a hand and we've been going back and forth with e-mails. hope fully we're goin
and promulgated in america every single night. michael moore announced on the larry king show capitalism is over. this economic downturn shows it doesn't work. does anyone remember the one you to forget, newsweek ran a cover story, cover story that said we are all socialists now? do you remember that? it was only a few weeks ago and then "newsweek" came back -- john mechem, who's been a guest on my show several times, editor of newsweek, came back with a commentary. they will discover that says we are all socialists now and then he was railing and conservatives for suggesting obama is a crypto socialist. excuse me. on the cover of the magazine saying we are socialists now. the idea that cabalism is doomed -- i told this story in the book about a school in berkeley california that actually every year they would have some gift from the graduating eighth grade class. it was an elementary school private exclusive, very progressive school and the gift of the eighth grade class doubles graduating for 2009 was a beautiful mosaic the set on the wall from the other clauses capitalism will fail. and i tho
senator kennedy. the gop victory would give republicans enough votes. >> in this place in america, you will have the closest place for the national senate because people in massachusetts don't want this health care to pass. >> if cokely loses, they will try to pass the senate version of the bill without making changes. tonight honoring the legacy of a leader, how dr. king is being honored in our nation's capitol and here at home. >> we will talk about the forecast of the week ahead. >> on this day before the marthin luther king, jr. holiday, they have ceremonies across the country. president obama attended worship services in washington, d.c. this morning, talking about dr. king's legacy and encouraging americans who are struggling financially. and here in baltimore, the members of shalom, attended with their honor of dr. king and a day of prayer for the people in haiti. government offices will be closed in observance of the king holiday, with banks and post offices also closed. >> now with your meteorologist. >> cold rain today, at least it was rain, and not snow. and looking at the d
cans workers of america. this program was taped in december 2009. >> host: and this week on "the communicators" larry cohen who is the president of the communication workers of america. also here to join in the questioning, lynn stanton, senior editor with telecommunications reports. mr. cohen, if you could very briefly, give us a snapshot of the communication workers of america. >> guest: cwia, as we call it, is 700,000 women and men most of whom work in the communications field, could be broadcasting, could be journalism, could be the largest group works on networks. and we also have several hundred thousand retired members who remain active in many ways. so we're in every state, we're 10,000 in canada including the canadian broadcasting company. active members. interested in their world. >> host: what sort of organizations or what companies do they work for, do your members work for? >> about a thousand different companies, largest are companies like at&t and general electric and verizon and comcast and "the new york times" and, you know, many of the newspapers, all the news a
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>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 18th, i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, surviving in haiti. six days after the earthquake, people are getting desperate. amid the chaos there's hope as rescue teams pull victims alive from the rubble. we are live in haiti. >>> also, breaking news in afghanistan. taliban launch an attack right in the capital. >>> and president obama's big test. he scrambles to save ted kennedy's seat for the democrats and keep his health care bill alive. >>> and the golden globe awards. all the glitz, all the glamour was there. plus, a serious note, as hollywood comes through for haiti. >>> hello again, on this martin luther king day. it is so good to have you back. >> it is odd, feels odd to be back here, but great to be back home. george, the pictures do not adequately convey and indicate, really what the destruction and devastation is like there in haiti. >> they never really do video as close to the tragedy. it also cleans it up a little bit. >> it does. >> the relief effort has stepped up, already 1,000 tr
a homeless express that was traveling from san francisco to philadelphia. but it was great. that's america. the truth is, that more is available to more people than ever before. and anyone who doesn't see the added opportunities, comfort, life expectancy, educational opportunities, that we have that would have been undreamed of for our parents and grandparents, anyone who doesn't see that is deliberately blind and deaf. and limited, and embittered. my grandfather was a barrel maker. he came over from ukraine in 1910. he never stayed in a hotel in his life. why would you? that would be very rare for americans to one of the figured that i have in my book, people are not going to believe it but it's an official labor department figure and you know they wouldn't lie. labor department of the united states, typical american family, today spends more and eating out in dinners and is a fast food restaurant or luxuries restaurants or different kind of restaurant than the family spends on health care. and we spend too much on health care. the idea that capitalism is dead, i go into the reasons why c
of america on what the federal government will should be on expanding high-speed internet in the u.s. the final new jersey state of the commonwealth address. he was defeated last election by the federal prosecutor. this is a courtesy of the jersey network television. [applause] thank you. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you. please, please. it is very nice of you. thank you. [applause] thank you very much and good afternoon. happy new year to everybody. it is great to be with you. warm welcome on the inauguration of the two of the 14th legislative session. let me especially welcome the new legislative leadership team. you are a terrific group unti. i have great respect for your stepping up in these difficult times. these challenges have always offered the opportunity and i know you will accept that because you have great capacity to leave. i congratulate you and god speed. majority leader's, minority leaders, justices of the supreme court, members of the assembly and senate, members of the cabinet, honored guests and fellow new jerseyians, thank you for j
close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> and a reminder for this martin luther king jr. holiday. federal, state and local government offices and courts will be closed in observance of the holiday. banks and post offices will also be closed. and baltimore city will hold its 10th annual martin luther king day parade later today. the event kicks off at noon at the intersection of martin luther king boulevard and yiew taw -- eutaw street. come up a wrong turn leaves a pennsylvania woman hanging, literally. >> the race is on to fill the late ted kennedy's senate seat. how the cult could determine the fate of health care reform. >> and this is the beltway at liberty road. it looks ok right there. volume a little light. more when we come back. >> welcome back. good morning. the time is 5:10. a couple of clouds. but the rain we had yesterday and last night is gone now. it should be a dry monday morning commute. temperature is 41 degrees at the maryland science center. it's a little colder in the northern and western s
the rubble. >> usa, usa, usa! >> a grateful crowd celebrating american rescue workers, not just america but all over the world in haiti saving lives. if you want to donate or help out in any way, you can call 1-800-4 unicef. you can also text haiti to this number, 90999. that automatically donates $10 to the red cross relief effort. for a list of other organizations helping haiti, logon to a special website we have set up, helphaiti.msnbc.com. >>> turning to massachusetts, as candidates work to convince voters they are up to taking over ted kennedy's seat. they are hoping to tip scales in their favor. nbc chief washington correspondent mora o'donnell is in boston. before we do that, we understand bill clinton is speaking in port-au-prince. let's take a listen. tough to hear president clinton right now speaking. we're going to try to tweak the audio a little bit and see if we can get that in for you. meanwhile we want to turn to politics back here. in boston, this very contentious race for ted kennedy's senate seat. we'll turn to norah o'donnell with more. >> reporter: good day to you. d
just wants america to know what's really happening here. >> do anything you can. yeah. these are beautiful people. and if there's ever been any controversy about what the people in haiti are like, erase it from your mind, they are strong, they are kind, they are beautiful, beautiful. >> reporter: kate snow, abc news, leogane, haiti. >> injured survivors are flooding into the neighboring dominican republic, urgently seeking medical care they can't get at home. our jeffrey kofman has that part of the story. >> reporter: it is a scene of tragic desperation and it doesn't stop. haitians seriously injured in the earthquake carted across the border to the dominican republic, to this tiny hospital in search of urgent and overdue medical care. what do you need? >> if possible, medicine. >> reporter: this 32-bed hospital is so crowded, there are at least 200 patients jammed in here, that x-rays and amputations are being done in the corridors. basic as it is here, this is the only option for these people. most of them were told in haiti there is simply no more room for th there.
in america. has the obama presidency changed americans' views of race? the results of our exclusive nbc/"wall street journal" poll, joel see it here first. >>> and nbc's late-night fight takes center stage on the golden globe carpet and the stars are not holding back. >>> first, a look ahead at the president's schedule on this martin luther king day. you are watching "the daily rundown" here on msnbc. hot waffles. the smell of warm maple syrup. you know the smell after it rains. that's it. announcer: whatever scents fill your household, tidy cats scoop neutralizes the odors of multiple cats. tidy cats scoop. keep home smelling like home. and added a little fiber? sweet! sweet! sweet! (announcer)splenda no calorie sweetener with fiber. now for the first time, a gram of healthy fiber in every packet. sweet! (announcer) splenda no calorie sweetener, starts with sugar. tastes like sugar. but it's not sugar. no calories and a little fiber. how's that taste? (together) sweet! sweet! (announcer) splenda with fiber. imagine life sweeter. host: could switching to geico 15% or more on car insuran
to help you succeed. >> every business day, bank of america lends three billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses. in every corner of the economy. america-- growing stronger every day. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: more troops and more aid reached haiti today, but many remained desperate, as distribution problems and fears of violence continued. we begin our coverage with two on-the-ground reports from independent television news. first, bill neely on the race to save lives. >> reporter: the ruins of haiti, the signs aren't good. it's day 6. the diggers tear at the rubble making survival beneath unlikely. the scavengers at the banks search for money not the living. one man looks on. roger still believes h
you. [male announcer] this is how america supports our troops. the uso depends on the generosity of the american people, people just like you. to find out more about how you can help visit our website at uso dot org. the uso until every one comes home. >>> growing frustration. six days into the quake disaster, food and medicine are still scarce. with the government meeting in a small back room. >> we're walking through what is now your white house. >>> urgent plea. >> in two or three days, the majority of the people we could save are going to be dead. and there is no way to sugarcoat that. >> a hospital within driving distance of the most seriously injured is waiting to help but can't. we'll talk to a frustrated volunteer standing by to save lives. >>> plus, haiti and hollywood. >> a lot of people are wearing ribbons tonight in support of the people of haiti. >> the disaster not far from the minds of movie stars at the golden globe awards. it's monday, january 18th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita na
's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a brawl broke out between two women's college basketball teams in washington, d.c. the melee happened as georgetown and louisville were warming up. a georgetown player reportedly tripped a louisville player who was running laps, sparking a scuffle which had athletes trading punches. since it happened an hour before the game, no penalties were assessed. georgetown went on to win. >>> food and supplies were lacked onto a luxury cruiseliner but not for vacationers. they are using ships to transport it there. 80 pal ets of supplies were loaded onto the cruise ship bound for the earthquake-torn country. >>> the main attraction at a sportsman's show in minnesota wasn't large but made quite a splash. twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, showed off her amazing aquatic skills, wearing a tiny little life preserver. the adorable animal expertly displayed her unique talent. that's always video that makes you smile. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather c
't forget to e-mail your answer to our "watercooler question of the day." how close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> welcome back. 40 minutes after 5:00. it's 41 degrees downtown. relatively mild for this time of the year. i think it's going to be a pretty mild afternoon as well. we'll shoot up close to 50 degrees. the rain is gone. upper 30's and low 40's. it's 39 degrees officially at the airport. you'll see a little more cloud cover this morning than this afternoon. decreasing clouds as we head through the day. we'll get a look at the seven-day. things are going to change later in the week. for now, back to the news desk. >> in this morning's "medical alert" fast food giant taco intel asking you to try -- bell is asking you to try its new drive-through diet. >> is it too good to be true? >> i decided to trim down. i knew i had to be realistic. >> if you haven't seen her yet, you will. christine is all over the latest taco bell tv commercials claiming she got her bikini bod by following what the company calls the d
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services are here doing the best that america can possibly do. before i say good night, i want to go back to brother craig at the orphorphanage. give us one more minute on what's happening there. >> well, you know, geraldo, everyone is sleeping right now, but we talked a lot about the bad that's happening, but what we should -- can talk about is also the good the fact that the planes are coming behind you 24-hours a day, enormous worldwide effort, relief from all over the world. entrepreneurs flying in on the leer jets donating their time, donating their money. hopefully we can unleash that log jam so the little babies like the harris babies can get to their adoptive parent and the rest of the children can get their hap help and haiti can ge stood up once again, geraldo. >> all right, craig, kimberly, i want to thank you and the rest of our fox news colleagues. they have done as good or a better job than any news organization here on the ground. some of the best reporters trying hour hardest to let you know the truth about what's happening here in a fair and balanced way. let's all pray f
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] everybody in america is polite and cheerful but we will let you know, it and then they said he is not going home. i was not invited as much and i really did not know what to do with myself. i remember one day i met and she was collecting paintings and said i wonder if we could pay for that. i paid for them and tried to blow up the inside of the stereo. [laughter] and i started to do it without it. she was the head of the municipal art gallery. i did not understand i was there for free and people pay for this school and i was supposed to be nice to them so they would keep paying. but was prepared to sacrifice everything and i thought they would have to stay up all night in they said this is california why should we stay up all night? we can do that in the daytime. i a understand that now. i've lost my teaching job. a friend said sent this to maurice sendak. the things that we talk about today are based on my misunderstanding and i have no intention to go into children's books he called me collect i really did not want to be in children's books. but you are in the best place in america it is
'll check on kerry sanders with the situation in haiti in a few minutes. >>> back here in america, a major political story unfolding. voters head to polls in massachusetts in a u.s. senate race with huge national implications. about a month ago, democrat martha coakley was considered a virtual shoo-in. but scott brown is pulling ahead with brown opposing the health care overhaul, the race now threatens president obama's top domestic priority. with that, the president headed to massachusetts yesterday to try and jump start his base and salvage the democrat's 60th vote. >> if you were fired up in the last election, i need you more fired up in this election. i need you working just as hard in the final days. i need you knocking on doors, making phone calls, talking to your friends and your neighbors and telling them what's at stake on tuesday, that every vote matters, that every voice matters. >> wow. that's a risk. for more on this razor-close race, nbc's norah o'donnell joins us live from boston, braving the cold rain. norah, good morning. >> i know, it looks like we're covering a hurricane
for everyone in america. we got home ownership, providing mortgages to people that could not afford to repay, which became a source of the problem. ceo's of my companies have said that 2009 was one of the toughest years of their lives. some of them have simply gone. but they are working to rebuild this economy and that is what it is badly all about. host: what firms do you represent? guest: state farm, bankamerica, jpmorgan chase, all of the way to bancorp south by and mississippi. companies that are -- bancorp south in mississippi. companies that are national and ones that are more local. host: this complaint from viewers and voters about pay, what you find? guest: pay and compensation has changed radically in the last year, but you would not know it because it is not being reported on. but it has changed a lot to reflect long-term performance. host: the next call comes from california. caller: the man that you have on there is a liar. host: if you have something to say or ask, that is fine. but to call someone a liar is out of bounds. san antonio, good morning. caller: how is everyone? hos
in haiti are as missionaries there's a strong faith-based commitment of america to haiti. talk about how that motivates the two of you and americans generally? >> a lot of people hear the call to will have a neighbor like they would like to beloved. my own church had a group of church members and an eye clinic they came out, sadly one person died, but haiti has been a focus for a lot of faith-based groups because they see incredible suffering, great poverty and great need. the ultimate recovery of haiti is going to be aided buy the nation-base community. not only faith-based community, but helped by the faith-based community. for those of faith the who want to help our advice is send money now. once things stabilize then you can lend your talent and time. >> i just want to echo that haiti has 10,000 nongovernmental organizations active there, per capital largest number in the world except for india. enormous number are american faith-businessed groups. we have -- faith-based groups. we have gotten them to register, organize so they can coordinate efforts and amplify the impact of their e
is without the help of the united states of america. >> without the help of the united states, and without the help of a lot of key donors here. you have a lot of countries deeply involved as well, canadians involved in a big way, brazilians, various european countries. it's not just us. bill: you've read the reports, there is criticism by aid agencies and some criticism by governments saying the aid is not getting out fast enough and we have documented that as well. there is criticism there's a bottleneck here. can you explain why? >> i think one thing, a couple of things people have to understand, this is a 1-run way airport, a relatively small facility here. normally, this airport receives well under 30 flights a day. it's currently operating 24 hours a day, and these plane s are here max two hours and they're gorn. this is not a place 12k50eu7bd -- designed to accept near this infrastructure. i think all things considered it's going as well as it can. i mean, it is difficult, i think we're coping with it as best we can. bill: what do you say to critic, be quiet for now? >> i think the
of america and morgan stanley and the like dragging down stocks? >> i think it is quite likely but certainly our view remains that we're relatively positive for the first half of this year because the core thing which is underpinning markets generally and let's just take the financial sector out of this as a separate item in its own right is the fact that with interest rates on levels that investments in cash is relatively high and we feel that until you begin to see a significant change in the interest rate outlook, the underpinning market is still solid specifically for the first half of this year. >> what about policy running the course. if that gets reversed, there's uncertainty surrounding that. >> yes, i agree. certainly the ending of quantitative easing is an issue everyone will have to adjust to. that's going to be the first phase before we see significant changes in interest rates and i think it's the interest rate movements which are more important with regards to determining the end of the rally or whatever else you might like to call it. >> that's why it's important to look at te
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